The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is still searching for a man that has been missing since last week. Sheriff's deputies are asking for help from the community.
Mark Yarbrough, 63, of Austin, was last seen Monday, July 27, around 5 a.m. near CR 327 in Granger. He was expected to show up at a friend’s house Monday night, but never arrived. Yarbrough's car was found on his friend's property with his car keys and his wallet.
Criminal Investigations Commander Gary Haston said deputies believe Yarbrough is in danger.
"We are concerned for his safety," he said. "It is very important that we find Mr. Yarbrough for his safety."
Haston said no tips have come in from social media, where information about Yarbrough has circulated since Monday. He said Yarbrough is not familiar with the rural area of Williamson County, but was familiar of his friend's house where he was headed.
"At some point, we believe he had become disoriented, possibly some type of medical condition," Haston said. "He is without his telephone, so he has no way of calling anyone."
Haston said deputies believe Harbrough cannot see very well and has some vision issues. Deputies have his prescription glasses, and Hatson said they don't think Yarbrough knows where he is without his glasses.
In addition, Yarbrough has had some medical issues that may be preventing him from being on his feet for a long period of time.
"That combined with the fact that he's not able to see very well, we're extremely concerned about him," Haston said. "We need help."
Yarbrough is about 5 feet and 11 inches tall and 165 pounds with black, salt and pepper colored hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored shirt and tennis shoes on CR 367 near CR 161.
Haston said Yarbrough's car became disabled, so he has no mode of transportation.
"At this point, we have no idea where he is," Haston said. "We're concerned for his safety and we truly believe that his life is in danger."
Sheriff's requested assistance from volunteer organizations Texas Search and Rescue and EquuSearch, the Team Texas K-9s, as well as the DPS and APD aviation units to search for Yarbrough. There are around 600 acres of densely wooded land where teams are searching.
A command post has set up at SS Cyril & Methodius Hall in Granger.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williamson County Sheriff's Office at 512-864-8344 or call 911.